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Selected course participants' writing | Cathy's blog

Showcase & blog: Welcome

Showcase stories are drawn from course participants' assignments and work. These pieces are featured with the authors' permission but may not be used elsewhere.​

Showcase & blog: About

A wail of a time

Cape Town’s wild and beautiful Whale Trail is a must – as long as you are fit enough to enjoy it. By Cathy Eden My energetic neighbour...

Fine, soft Irish days

Watch the scudding clouds and the light playing over the emerald fields and silvery loughs, and you'll agree that a wee spot of rain...


Moments before sunrise, the beach is a low-tide swathe of silvery sand, cold and firm underfoot. The water is flat and grey, skimmed by...

Single woman with cat

By Cathy Eden A woman with only a cat for company has no time to be lonely. A woman with a cat is a woman in training. Eva came to me as...

Stargazing in Sutherland

By Cathy Eden The directions to Sutherland couldn’t be easier: take the N1 from Cape Town and turn left at Matjiesfontein. That’s it....

Lost in the mist

By Cathy Eden If I ever lose my mind, just push me off a cliff; I’d hate to be a burden.’ That’s what my mother used to say when she was...

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